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Basketball Roundup: Plenty of action on the hardwood

Pierce’s Jocelyn Medina is the Northern Section’s top scorer this season and is also sixth in the state.


Pierce 69 – Paradise 27 (1/23)
Pierce 39 – East Nicolaus 34 (1/25)

Pierce made it 10 in a row last week after notching wins over Paradise and East Nicolaus, keeping alive a win streak that began back on Dec. 29.

Much of what makes the streak possible rests with senior Jocelyn Medina, who with her 29.5 point per game average not only leads the Northern Section in scoring, but also is sixth in the state and 23rd in the nation in that category.

And while Medina does it all, averaging 11 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game, in addition to scoring, her supporting cast has stepped up as well.

Seniors Cindy Corona and Kallie Stassi have played tough down low, where the pair have averaged 6.6 and 5.9 rebounds per game, respectively, while junior Letzy Ambriz has provided a tenacious effort.

On the offensive end of the court, the Bears have also gotten solid production from a duo of freshman guards in Jazelyn Condrey and Magali Jauregui.

Additionally, since taking the helm in December, new head coach Luis Davalos has done a good job putting his players in positions to be successful.

Against Paradise, Medina finished with a 40-point, 13-rebound double-double, while Corona tossed in 11 points.

No statistics from the Bears’ win over the Spartans or the game scheduled against Willows on Jan. 26 were available prior to the Pioneer Review print deadline.

Pierce (19-2, 9-0) resumed play on Tuesday in Winters, then returns home to face Durham on Friday.

Colusa 42 – Winters 23 (1/23)
Colusa 43 – Paradise 34 (1/27)

Third place Colusa (12-9, 5-2) posted two Sacramento Valley League wins last week although neither the score nor statistics were provided from its game against Live Oak on Jan. 25.

Against Winters, the RedHawks held the Warriors to just seven second half points, while a balanced offensive attack saw nine different players break into the scoring column.
Alena Sanchez had team-high nine points, while Danica Chavez and Karsyn Gwinnup chipped in seven and six points, respectively.

To finish out the week, Colusa took care of Paradise behind a 23-point outpouring from Chavez.

Next for the RedHawks was a trip to Trowbridge to take on East Nicolaus on Jan. 31, followed by a contest on Friday in Willows against the Honkers.

Williams 31 – Biggs 55 (1/24)
Williams 34 – Los Molinos 47 (1/27)

In two games last week, the Yellowjackets, playing with only five or six players depending on the day, hung tough for the first half, but were worn down by their opponents in the second half.

Bri Jaime led the Yellowjackets against Biggs with a 12-point effort, while Maddie Davalos and Kim Guevara finished with seven points apiece.

Last Friday, Jaime had a team-high 11 points before exiting with an injury, Ashley Garcia chipped in with nine points, and Trinity Tungasmita added eight points.

Williams had a big game against Maxwell on Tuesday and concludes the week at home against Hamilton City on Friday.

Pierce’s Jocelyn Medina is the Northern Section’s top scorer this season and is also sixth in the state.


Pierce 45 – Paradise 37 (1/23)
Pierce 47 – East Nicolaus 42 (1/25)
Pierce 50 – Willows 61 (1/27)

After coming away with wins over Paradise and East Nicolaus, the Bears fell to Willows for the second time in Sacramento Valley League play.

No statistics were provided by Pierce (8-14, 5-5), who hosted Winters at Natalie Corona Gymnasium on Tuesday. They head to Durham on Friday.

Maxwell 60 – Los Molinos 53 (1/25)
Maxwell 57 – Hamilton City 46 (1/27)

The Panthers posted two MVL wins last week and as a result sit tied with Hamilton for second place.

No statistics were made available by Maxwell (11-7, 4-2), who welcomed Williams to town on Wednesday and plays CORE Butte on Friday. ■

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